Stephanie is delighted to be one of Australia’s first members of the Health Security Corps under the Australian Government’s Health Security Initiative. Strengthening health systems is an important part of Australia’s development assistance program and this initiative builds on this work, focusing attention on health security risks and responses in the Indo–Pacific region—a long recognised hot spot of emerging pandemic threats and drug resistance.
Strong and resilient regional health systems support productive societies and help reduce the risk to Australians of infectious diseases.
Stephanie works with her WHO colleagues and counterparts in the Cambodian Ministry of Health to promote health security in Cambodia. She supports Cambodia’s public health emergency preparedness and response, including detecting events, assessing the public health impact of these events and how to effectively communicate health messages to partners and the wider community.